Size: 30 x 45 inches
The precocious Buffet had made his name as a leading French figurative painter by his early 20s. His landscapes and portraits -- marked by sad greys, spiky forms and obtrusively angular signature -- are icons of the 1950s and 60s. Widely exhibited, his paintings are in the permanent collections of London's Tate Gallery and the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris. This foray into graphic art was occasioned by the appearance of Buffet's wife Annabel, a popular French singer, at the Olympia music hall. The poster was printed by noted Parisian lithographer Mourlot.